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Andrea Borgatello, LCSW #LCS20359

Disordered Eating

Disordered eating is a non-clinical term used to describe an unhealthy pattern of thoughts and behaviors associated with food, weight, and body image. It is also used to define a set of symptoms that do not meet the full criteria for Anorexia or Bulimia.

It would be misleading and dangerous to assume that disordered eating is not serious or cause for concern. In fact, without proper treatment, a very high percentage of those with disordered eating will develop anorexia or bulimia.

The spectrum of eating disorders is broad, and encompasses a wide range of behavioral and thought patterns. Dieting sits comfortably alongside this continuum due to its controlled and rigid nature and common goal of weight loss.

Dieting is not as innocuous as it may appear. In fact, chronic dieting (particularly beginning in adolescents and early adulthood) can alter brain chemistry and impair the ability to make healthy choices.

However difficult, if you suspect you have an unhealthy relationship with food, it is imperative that you discuss your concerns with a qualified professional.

Therapy can help you determine the nature and severity of your eating issues, and help you get back to a healthier life.

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